Sponge Cake

9 Sep

So this recipe is all all Mom who got this after looking at multiple other sites to find the simplest possible way for me to bake a cake. I just followed it word for word. It’s not something too original though, so credit is due to all the sites that Mom referred. But it came out really really well, one of the best cakes that I’d ever made. Er it was also the first cake I made ;). So here goes:

NOTE: Make sure you use the same cup/bowl throughout for mixing the ingredients together. The size does matter. Also note that the cake will rise inside the oven, so use a big enough vessel, so the cake doesn’t fall out and spoil your recipe.

a) Take a small cup. Fill the cup with curd; yes curd..since we’re not going to use eggs. Empty it into the cake bowl.

b) Take 3/4th cup of powdered sugar. Mix it with the curd. Mix really well, so the mixture is very smooth. You shouldn’t see lumps of sugar in the curd. If you do, it’s not smooth enough and you need to mix more.

c) Add 1 and a quarter table spoons of baking powder and half a table spoon of baking soda. Mix well again.

d) Take 1/2 a cup of oil. No you do NOT need butter :). Mix it with the existing mixture. Mix really really well again. The oil should not stand and shine on top of the mixture. While mixing the oil will splash a little and leak out of the bowl, so use a big enough bowl and wear an apron or dirty clothes while cooking 🙂

e) Once the mixture is smooth again, take one and a half cups of cake flour/maida/all purpose baking flour (I used this). Add the flour little by little, mixing it each time. If you add all of it too soon, the flour will thicken the mixture too soon and it’ll become hard to stir..and probably also fall out of the bowl. It’s powder after all and very light.

f) The mixture at the end should be quite thick and have a light brown colour, although this is probably dependent on the color of the flour that you’re using.

g) Preheat the oven to 390 degrees fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Then keep the cake mixture in a baking tray and put the tray into the oven.

h) After 10 minutes reduce the temperature to 356 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for around 30 minutes.

i) After around 25 minutes poke the cake with a toothpick and see if it comes out clean with no cake bits sticking to it. If it does, your cake is done. Switch the oven off and let it stay inside for around 10 – 15 minutes.

j) Take the cake out. Cut it into small pieces and start eating 🙂

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4 Responses to “Sponge Cake”

  1. mprathu September 10, 2013 at 5:50 am #

    Nice… Baking is tough, but when things turn out well its fun too… trust me, baking is a nice way to impress girls 😉

  2. Vinaya Wagh September 10, 2013 at 6:05 am #

    Nice ya.. thank you for sharing 🙂 Have you thought about putting intermediate pictures and also the end result pic (that you sent me on mail)?

  3. Dips September 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    but Y “apron or dirty clothes while cooking” ? That blue Tee ..dat would do na 😛

    • arvinddoraiswamy September 11, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      That was a really nice tee. Sadly I am not allowed to wear that any more 😦

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